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'''Martin Van Buren''' (:File:Martin Van Buren Baptism record.jpg|Baptism record at Kinderhook, New York Dutch Reformed Church ; December 5, 1782 – July 24, 1862) was an American politician who served a single term as the List of Presidents of the United States|eighth President of the United States (1837–41). A member of the Democratic Party (United States)|Democratic Party, he served in a number of senior roles, including eighth Vice President of the United States|Vice President (1833–37) and tenth United States Secretary of State|Secretary of State (1829–31), both under Andrew Jackson. Van Buren's inability as president to deal with the deep economic depression following the Panic of 1837 and with the surging Whig Party (United States)|Whig Party led to his defeat in the 1840 election. Of Dutch ancestry, Van Buren learned early to interact with people from multiple...
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